Posts Tagged ‘Meridian’

CertainTeed says $103M settlement won’t hamper Meridian restart

by Ted Carter Published: December 6,2013

Tags: Business, CertainTeed, JACKSON, Meridian, Mississippi

Building materials maker CertainTeed says a defective product settlement that leaves the company on the hook for $103 million won’t jeopardize plans to reopen a ceiling materials plant in Meridian in 2014. The Valley Forge-Pa. based CertainTeed says work is on track for a July reopening of the ceiling tile plant the company closed in […] [...]

Bankrupt grocer wants to sell two stores

COLUMBUS and MERIDIAN — Belle Foods is asking a federal bankruptcy judge to let it sale grocery stores in Meridian and Columbus. The Southern Family Market in Columbus and a Piggly Wiggly store in Meridian plus 10 locations in Alabama are on the list for sale if an U.S. Bankruptcy judge in Alabama agrees. The […] [...]

Soft-spoken steel man Tommy Dulaney well-respected in his industry

by Becky Gillette Published: June 28,2013

Tags: Blake Wilson, manufacturing, MEC, Meridian, steel industry, Structural Steel Services, Tommy Dulaney

Tommy Dulaney is well-respected statewide for taking an initial $60,000 investment in Meridian’s Structural Steel Services in 1975 into a business today that specializes in building structural steel for power plants, steel mills and other industries worldwide. But while building SSS into a business employing 330, Dulaney has found time to volunteer, including serving as […] [...]

CertainTeed Ceilings putting $24M into Meridian plant restart

by Ted Carter Published: June 7,2013

Tags: CertainTeed Ceilings, manufacturing, Meridian, Saint-Gobain, Skip Skaggs

MERIDIAN — In yet another sign that the building sector is coming back, CertainTeed Ceilings is restarting its manufacturing operations here after shutting down in 2009, making a $24 million investment in updating a plant that will eventually put more than 100 people to work in the next three years. Production is expected to resume […] [...]

Meridian, Columbus resume efforts to keep bases open

by Ted Carter Published: May 3,2013

Tags: BRAC, Columbus, Defense Department, Golden Triangle, Meridian, Pentagon, Ray Mabus

Meridian put its military installation team together in 1991 and helped Naval Air Station Meridian avoid getting shut down after landing on closing lists in 1991, 1993 and 1995. Larmar McDonald, a Meridian insurance businessman and current chair of the Meridian Military Team, says he thinks the local air station is the only Navy installation […] [...]

Meridian DJ group brings dubstep, EDM to Queen City

by Stephen McDill Published: April 26,2013

Tags: Cameron Hall, Daft Punk, Deadmau5, dubstep, EDM, Light and Sound, Mark Cherry, Meridian, Sam McKee

Armed with headphones and turntables, the modern DJ (or deejay) industry has really jumped off since the days of Studio 54 and Grandmaster Flash. Today’s deejays have become a fixture of the electronic dance music (EDM) industry and a select few have even made six-figure salaries mixing house music in clubs and on albums all […] [...]

Golden Triangle, Key Field air control towers win reprieves

Ties to military operations have exempted Golden Triangle Regional Airport near Columbus and Key Field in Meridian from closing under a funding cutoff set to begin April 7 under the federal budget sequester. Five other “contract towers” in the state — Tupelo, Greenville, Oliver Branch, Jackson and Bay St. Louis – failed to gain exemptions […] [...]

Experience in family business leads Meridian’s Goldman to ideal situation

by Wally Northway Published: February 1,2013

Tags: David Goldman, Ideal Software Systems, Meridian, technology

David Goldman has a competitive advantage that he has exploited to earn clients across the nation and overseas, and grow his company from a husband-and-wife act to a business that employs approximately 50 and growing. Goldman established Ideal Software Systems Inc. in his hometown of Meridian way back in 1983 with nothing more than programming […] [...]

Peavey marker erected

by MBJ Staff Published: February 1,2013

Tags: electronics, Hartley Peavey, Meridian

Hartley Peavey, founder and CEO of Peavey Electronics, now has a marker on the Historic Mississippi Blues Trail. In addition, the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center honored Peavey with a bronze on the Walk of Fame at Dumont Plaza in downtown Meridian. Peavey heads one of the world’s largest and most diversified manufacturers of musical-instrument […] [...]

Decorated veteran Chuck Hagel deserves fair hearing

by Bill Crawford Published: January 18,2013

Tags: Barack Obama, Chuck Hagel, Meridian, Secretary of Defense

A week ago Monday, President Barack Obama nominated former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense, calling him “an American patriot.” The prior Sunday, Sen. Roger Wicker tweeted that he would “strongly oppose” the nomination. “Chuck Hagel would be a divisive and disastrous nominee for SecDef,” read the tweet. Remarkable that Wicker took such […] [...]

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